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Alcohol and Drug Use

  • adultchildren.org – A Twelve Step program of women and men who grew up in alcoholic or otherwise dysfunctional homes who meet to find freedom from the past and ways to improve today.
  • al-anon.alateen.org - A Twelve Step program for all people affected by the alcoholism of a loved one or friend.
  • aa.org - An international fellowship of men and women who have had a drinking problem; it is nonprofessional, self-supporting, nondenominational, multiracial, apolitical, self-help group open to anyone who wants to do something about their drinking problem.
  •  cesar.umd.edu - A University of Maryland research center which collects, analyzes and disseminates information on the nature and extent of substance abuse and related problems in Maryland and nationally.
  • alcoholscreening.org/ - Alcohol problem assessment from Boston University.
  • na.org – A Twelve Step, international, community-based association of recovering drug addicts.
  • http://www.rethinkingdrinking.niaaa.nih.gov/ - Lots of information about drinking (alcohol) and your health from NIAAA (National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism).
  • Addiction Resource - This site offers full and verifiable information on substance addiction and abuse. They can assist in finding the best treatment and drug rehab facilities.

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Adolescent Depression

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Cancer

  • Hope Connections for Cancer Support - Helps people with cancer and their loved ones deal with the emotional and physical impact of cancer through participation in professionally facilitated programs of emotional support, education, wellness and hope. All programs at Hope Connections are provided free of charge to participants.
  • American Cancer Society - Information about cancer as well as links to resources.
  • National Cancer Institute - Provides up to date research, statistics and treatment information.
  •  Cancer Care- Free, professional on line support services such as education and counseling for anyone affected by cancer.
  •  webmd - Medical information about many different types of cancer.
  •  Oncology Channel - Extensive information about types of cancer and treatments as well as a discussion board.
  •  Mayo Clinic - Information about living and coping with cancer.
  • Centers for Disease Control - Information about specific types of cancer and links to different programs and campaigns.
  • Leukemia & Lymphoma Society - The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society has support resources and information about all of the blood cancers.
  •  ACCO - One of the largest grassroots, national organizations dedicated to improving the lives of children and adolescents with cancer and their families.
  •  Mesothelioma Guide - Answers all your questions about mesothelioma and helps guide you and your loved ones towards support and an improved prognosis.

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Depression, Anxiety and other Mental Health Disorders

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Eating Disorders

  • aedweb.org – Academy for Eating Disorders – lots of good information on the site about eating disorders and its treatment.
  • edreferral.com – Eating Disorder Referral and Information Center – contains articles and a database of treatment providers.
  • ANAD.org – National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD) – information on support groups, providers and assorted articles.
  • somethingfishy.org – Something Fishy – described as a “website on eating disorders”, contains articles, forums and treatment information.

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Eldercare

  • aoa.gov/ - Good site with lots of tips and information from the U.S. Administration on Aging.
  • A Place for Mom - A free eldercare referral service. To get assistance or if you have questions, contact Jeanne McMahon, Eldercare Advisor, by phone at (866) 360-5839 or by e-mail at jeannem@aplaceformom.com
  • caregiverslibrary.org– Site of the National Caregivers Library – a good site for locating resources, nationally.
  • Eldercare Locator - Link to the Eldercare Locator.
  • eldernet.com/homedire.htm – Home care providers, eldercare agencies and elder legal services
  • Elder Care Directory– Federal and state agency elder links
  • alz.org - Alzheimer's Association
  • caregiver.org - Family Caregiver Alliance
  • nfcacares.org - National Family Caregivers Association
  • respitelocator.org - National Respite Locator Service
  • homeinstead.com/home - A source for non-medical companionship and home care for seniors. Services offered nationally.
  • caremanager.org - Site for finding certified Geriatric Care Managers anywhere in the U.S.
  • http://www.visitingangels.com/ - Home health care agency.
  • about assisted living/ - provides unbiased information on assisted living and long term care. Assisted living guides are written by medical professionals with years of nursing experience.
  • senioradvisor.com - SeniorAdvisor.com is the nation's largest senior living review site.
  • meals on wheels - Aimed to combat senior hunger and isolation, this organization supports community-based nutrition programs that deliver meals to the elderly. 
  • aging well helpguide  - A few categories for aging well including sleep, fitness, depression, and memory loss.

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Grief

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Health and Medical

  • montgomeryschoolsmd.org/emergency/h1n1/ 7- MCPS H1N1 (Swine) and Seasonal Flu Site. New information has been added about free seasonal flu clinics for elementary students offered at locations throughout the county.
  • webmed.com/ - Links to lots of other web sites, plus can get direct information.
  • healthfinder.gov/ - Good link to government sites and databases.
  • merck.com – Merck manual online and searchable.
  • healthscout.com – Lots of articles with current information.
  • mealsforyou.com – Printable recipes based on nutritional goals.
  • nci.nih.gov – Good general health resource with links to other sites.
  • berkeleywellness.com – Consumer newsletter including dietary supplements and herbs.
  • http://www.drweil.com/ – From Dr. Weill, Q & A format addressing nutritional supplements and alternative techniques.
  • citehealth.com/ - Provides reports for people researching their health care providers quality and communities at no cost.
  • resolve.org - This organization provides education, support, publications and advocacy for women and men facing infertility
  • childhoodbraintumor.org - Site of the Childhood Brain Tumor Foundation. They provide resources and helpful information to families dealing with brain tumors.
  • MedlinePlus - Sponsored by the National Library of Medicine. Carefully selected links to Web resources with health and drug information as well as a medical encyclopedia with pictures, a medical dictionary, health news and other resources.

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Pandemic Flu, etc.

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Smoking Cessation

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Stress Management

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Time Management

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